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TIAA Investment Risk Manager, Infrastructure in London, United Kingdom


Nuveen is the investment management arm of TIAA. It is one of the largest global asset managers with specialist knowledge across a wide array of asset classes, including fixed income, listed equities and alternatives. Nuveen is driven not only by the independent investment processes across the firm, but also the insights, risk management, analytics and other tools and resources a truly world-class platform provides. As a global asset manager, our mission is to work in partnership with our clients to create outcome-focused solutions to help them secure their financial future. For more information about the firm please visit our website at


Market Risk Sr Advisor

Supports senior management in the development, implementation, and communication of complex market and derivatives risk management policies and processes.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Implements complex and significant market and derivatives risk management projects.

  • Monitors and analyzes investments' market risks and derivatives exposures on a short and long term basis.

  • Develops complex market risk quantitative analysis; designs derivatives risk metrics and tools to help manage, measure, and monitor market and derivatives risks.

  • Communicates results and analysis of market and derivatives risks to management and key internal stakeholders.


  • 3 Years Required; 5 Years Preferred

  • University (Degree), Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Career Level


Key responsibilities:

  • Develop investment risk management process under Nuveen’s global risk framework, embed appropriate risk management systems and models, drive best practice in risk management reporting and solutions.

  • Chair independent risk meetings with investment team. This will require keeping up to date on market knowledge, emerging risks and insightful understanding of Nuveen’s portfolios.

  • Provide independent challenge to ensure that investment positions and risk taken are consistent with client’s expectation and risk tolerance. Assist and challenge portfolio managers on portfolio constructions and highlight issues, including market risks, exposure concentrations and liquidity concerns.

  • Deliver informative and timely risk reporting, and escalate risk issues to the Head of Investment Risk.

  • Carry out detailed risk assessment on investment transactions, provide insightful and balanced risk opinion.

  • Undertake stress testing and clearly articulate the results to the business.

  • Provide support and advice to new product development from investment risk perspective.

  • Keep abreast of latest industry market risk management techniques and where appropriate implement these within Nuveen Risk Management.

  • Support the business to fulfil regulatory requirements and deliver regulatory reporting.

Qualifications & Experience Required

  • Degree qualified

  • Sound knowledge of renewable energy asset class (solar, wind, biomass etc.)

  • Experience in investment risk analysis, including portfolio risk or credit risk

  • Strong quantitative and analytical abilities

  • Financial Modelling experienceDesirable:

  • Experience in research, transaction underwriting, performance analysis or portfolio management in renewable energy sector strongly preferred

  • CAIA or CFA

  • Knowledge in risk management systems

  • Relevant experience of other asset classes like project finance, farmland and woodland would be beneficial

Competencies Required

  • Must be a team player as this position will interact with risk colleagues and business partners in multiple global locations and in many disciplines

  • Need to be a disciplined and highly motivated individual who can work independently and deliver results with minimal supervision

  • Ability to effectively influence, cooperate with, and oversee other departments effectively as this individual will need to advise and oversee a range of first line functions

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